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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-10-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 158,752
Posted By Oberon
removing moisture

When condensation forms inside of an IGU (Insulating Glass Unit) it means that there is a rupture in the seal and that air and moisture has penetrated the space - this is true in the almost all...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-28-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,055
Posted By Oberon
google CR Laurence, that's where the pro's buy...

google CR Laurence, that's where the pro's buy their window parts.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-31-2007, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,518
Posted By Oberon
Ahhhhhhh that explains why there was no reply to...

Ahhhhhhh that explains why there was no reply to DD's question!

That was a great catch, most places took a few days to catch the scam!

And, as you said, despite the origin it was still a very...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-30-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,953
Posted By Oberon
fading

Is the skylight glass or plastic?

If the skylight glazing is plastic (either polycarbonate or acrylic), then it likely has a UV inhibitor that was included when the plastic was made, and that will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-30-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,518
Posted By Oberon
phony

The original poster, "DesignerDonna", was part of an advertising scam that was on a number of home improvement websites last summer.

There were a number of names associated with the "question"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-30-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,963
Posted By Oberon
Igu

Hi ERS,

As Glennjanie said, you don't want to try to replace the broken lite - but, you can replace the IG unit itself (the entire dual pane) - IF you can safely remove it from the sash.

Any...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-05-2006, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,605
Posted By Oberon
artglass

depends a lot on what you are looking for...

anything by Frank Lloyd Wright is going to include stained glass

there is a company called Kenyon Art Glass that specializes in stained glass...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-21-2006, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,146
Posted By Oberon
There are really two ways that a window...

There are really two ways that a window manufacturer gets an IGU (insulating glass unit - the glass with the spacer between the lites) - first build it himself, second buy it from an IG manufacturing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-16-2006, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,146
Posted By Oberon
window seals

In the "good old days", IG (Insulating Glass) seals were made of things like polysulfides or hot melt butyl, or a couple of other products, including silicone in some cases. These were made...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 05-10-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,146
Posted By Oberon
Just curious, but who made your doors and how old...

Just curious, but who made your doors and how old are they? Condensation between panes is a warranty issue, it just depends on who'e warranty and how long it lasts.

You never noticed moisture...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-26-2005, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,233
Posted By Oberon
winterizing hot tub

What is actually involved with winterizing a hot tub? I know that the folks who manufactured ours recommend strongly that the tub should not be drained (for example) for the winter.

I live in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-24-2005, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,656
Posted By Oberon
condensation

good morning all,

This is my first post in this forum...and it will be a long one.

By way of introduction, the following post was actually in reply to several emails that I received from folks...
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